San Francisco 49ers

49ers sticking with C.J. Beathard as starting quarterback vs. Seahawks

(Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with rookie C.J. Beathard as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced Wednesday.

It was assumed, since they were coming off a bye week, the 49ers would turn to Jimmy Garoppolo as the starter this week. However, Shanahan said the former New England Patriots backup is still learning the offense.

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo in a trade with the Patriots in exchange for a 2018 second-round draft pick on Oct 30.

Beathard earned his first NFL victory in Week 10 when he led the 49ers to a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. The victory was San Francisco’s first this season.

Beathard threw for 288 yards with two touchdowns and an interception against the Giants. He also rushed for a touchdown.

In six games this season he has passed for 1,229 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions. He is completing 54.3 percent of his pass attempts (101 of 186).

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